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Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
. wind farms and dairy are set to get hit. >> the ports of the east coast and gulf coast are bracing for a potential strike. the potential for this, midnight sunday with a shutdown threatening to threaten 20% of the cargo traffic. >> and instagram feeling the sting of the flap around privacy with users, fleeing the site. how will this impact facebook? >> as we mentioned, dennis berman, "wall street journal" market place editor is joining us here on set once again for the next hour. good to have you back, dennis. lots to talk about between the cliff and other news. >> three days before the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, congressional leaders will meet with the president this afternoon. i remember standing on the white house north lawn last month, after leaders met with the president back then. things looked pretty promising. here's what they said after that meeting. >> i believe that the framework that i've outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach. >> i feel confident that a solution may be in sight. >> it was a construct
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Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
pushing blue-chips into triple-digit gains. right now the dow is up 113 points. >>> workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach are back at work today of an eight-day strike crippled one of the nation's busiest ports. the announcement came from the mayor of los angeles who joined federal negotiators to negotiate a deal between the employees and portfolio managerment. mayor villaraigosa will be a guest on fox business. >>> elizabeth murdoch died, mother of rupert murdoch. she was considered one of australia's most generous philanthropists donating money to more than 100 charities. dame elizabeth murdoch was 100 years old. that is the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. lori: as republicans and democrats continue the back and forth over the fiscal cliff one thing they're already losing is the confidence the american people. look at this. just four in 10 americans believe washington will reach a deal by year's end to avert the fiscal cliff but nearly half do not think they will. that is according to this new poll released by the pew research center.
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Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
for the third straight month to reach the highest level in two-and-a-half years. major port strike has been averted for now after mediators got the long shoreman's union to postpone it for month to work out time detail osafter new contract. correspondent phil keeting is following that story from miami. >> at least one end of the year cliff has been averted for now. container cliff. there will be no east and gulf coast port strike happening this weekend. but both sides still have much to work out. if they don't, five weeks from now will be right back to a sweeping strike with great consequences. >> a strike in long beach in los angeles a few weeks ago. that was close. if you cost that area, $1 billion a day. >> sticking point has been the container royalties. salary supplements for long shoremen. heavier the container, the more they get paid. the owners want to cap the royalties at last year's levels to 15,000 long shoreman did not. this from the federal mediator in washington. "the container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle by the parties subject to achieving an overa
Dec 21, 2012 1:00am EST
amtrak, as well as the port authority to start the regional discussions off. to make sure folks identify and we a process to identify the most cost-effective mitigation efforts. it's going to be critical that the regions, the two states, all the agencies work well together on this. it's really quite possible that if not done correctly, one mitigation investment could worsen the potential damage on a neighboring transit asset. this really needs to be done in a coordinated fashion that bridges all of the local players, all of the local agencies, state and local governments to make sure that the impact of hurricane sandy don't repeat themselves. i see i'm already over my time, so with that, i'll submit the rest of the statement for the record, and thank you. >> thank you, administrator. madam secretary? >> good morning. chairman men endezz, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify regarding recovery from superstorm sandy. in my roll as deputy assistant secretary for grant programs at h.u.d., i am responsible for the community development program, the cbdg, the c
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
port from boston to houston. they will walk off on sunday if a deal can't be reached. the association represents more than 14,000 dock workers at 15 ports. a shut down could cost the economy billions of dollars. a mediator has been working with the two sides. a strike is looming with a few days left. >>> a court set aside $200 million in restitution to wells fargo debt card users. the bank illegally manipulated how it processed mumps to max -- purchases to maximize over draft fees. the court sent the case back to the trial court saying the bank violated state law in the way it notified customers. >>> traffic is being rekrauted to -- rerouted. the no awe -- u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration approved vessel lane changes. the whale migrate up the california coast. in 2010 20 whales died after colliding with a ship. >>> zoo keepers build a fire every day during the winter for the 160 monkeys. they are not afraid of the flames and love to lay around the fire. zoo keepers use the fire to bake sweet potatoes that are a big hit with them. >>> snowstorms pound the northeast
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
not be so significant is the fact they're making it is significant. russia has a very critical port along the syrian course along the mediterranean the port of tartuse. russia is trying very hard to keep tear influence inside syria and may be trying to play both sides of the coin here. they want to keep assad so they have influence with him and to hedge their bet to gain as much influence with the syrian rebels so if the rebels win they get to keep the port which is their only naval port outside the russian federation. going forward this turned into a little bit of a proxy war. a number about weapons the rebels are getting especially coming from outside powers. obviously president assad has been resupplied by iran and russia. rebels being supplied by saudi arabia, qatar and also turkey so that both side here have little interest in a peace deal. more interestingly both sides, the saudis and the iranians, have an interest in trying to see this go on as long as possible and an interest seeing their side win inside syria. they're willing, more than happy in fact, to supply money and weapons
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
dispute over our nation's ports and a possible strike, we have just learned that both sides have resolved the royalties question and they have agreed to another 30 days of negotiation for other issues. what that means bottom line is there will be no strike at more than a dozen east ports for a month. >>> amid-the fallout that a plunge off the fiscal cliff would bring, there is this this. a tax break that has saved st g struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the irs. that's set to expire. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange to explain this. so what is this all about? >> first of all, this would affect anyone who foreclosures on their home or who sells their home as what's known as a short sale. that's when you sell your home at a loss but avoid foreclosure. this could involve up to a million people. this is about a law put in place in 2007 called the mortgage forgiveness debt relief act. let's say you sell your house for $100,000 but your mortgage is $150,000. you normally have to pay taxes on the remaining $50,000. this law excuses homeowners from paying tha
Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
's largest ports are shut down due to a strike. workers in los angeles and long beach walked off the job tuesday claiming their jobs are being outsourced. their employers denied it. the two sides remained at a standoff and that's hurting the bottom line. the executive director at the port of los angeles tells "outfront" some ships are being diverted to mexico. they bring in 40% of the nation's imports and at this time of the year, that means everything you're buying for christmas. >>> tensions are rising in egypt after assembly members passed a draft constitution today. all 234 articles were approved unilaterally by the muslim brotherhood. that's the party of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the mauritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one group they are concerned about is al qaeda in the islamic maghreb. th
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
? and could you comment on where the commercial space ports of the future will be located? >> well, for suborbital manned spaceflight, they can use any airport with a 12,000 foot runway. branson is considering doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a space port, there is one planned in dubai. there is not one affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as a funnel for youth to get into aircraft engineering, because your friends at the faa are trying to lump us then with the uab program. >> not just the faa. they are now in the air force debating how do you give an air m
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Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
it happened and what the coast guard is doing to get it safely back to port. uma: we are following some disturbing developments out of iran. the country's navy is reportedly test firing a range of weapons including torpedoes and missiles near the strategic strait of hormuz, a vital passageway for 1/5 of the world's oil supplies. joining us to the discuss the possible ramifications, aaron david miller, a former advisor to six secretaries of state and vice president of the woodrow wilson center. great to have you here today. >> great to be here, uma. uma: how concerned are you by the recent actions of by iran regarding this test firing going on by the straits of hormuz? >> happy new year, and by the way this is really the mullahs way of extending a happy new year to the administration as well. these are aer is series of six-day integrated exercises to demonstrate and show that the iranians can take care of their own business and defend their coastline and if necessary, if necessary, put up an offensive deterrent capacity in the event they're struck by the united states and israel. i think
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
con. he called it -- lincoln. he called it land improvements. he meant ports and railroads at the time. public infrastructure is always the public's responsibility. so the question is never whether or not you're going to do it, you have to do it. the question is when does it make most sense? i would submit to you that it makes most sense today. why? because money is as cheap as it's ever going to be. every municipal government throughout this country borrows money by issuing debt bonds to underwrite the cost of building new frals. we -- infrastructure. we could be borrowing money today for about 1%. labor is cheap, equipment is cheap, because both are idling. and we clearly need the infrastructure investment. final thought on this? transportation for america, a not-for-profit organization, identifies 69,000 structurally deficient bridges in this nation. there's over 2,000 structurally deficient bridges in my state of new york. and in western new york we have 99 structurally deficient bridges. every second of every day seven cars drive on a bridge that is structurally deficient. we saw
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
or the bears? the traders' take ahead of the opening bell. a port strike is looming. we'll ask retail federation matthew shay about the billions of dollars that could be at stake. plus, what he thinks of the holiday retail numbers. let's look at the futures as we head to the opening. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's another reason more investors are saying... to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seaf
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
that they don't understand, we have a big port in alabama. they took exception with that. the point is that the -- even their pucker powder is extraordinary. they are going on trade fairs. they are going on trade missions. they are aggressive about seeing where all the candy can be sold, and they're a successful example of it. there's numerous examples. the economy -- the chilan miners, the drillers that saved their lives, and how they exported their drilling rigs to the world. the reality is, i think, that the consumers around the world, people want american goods because they tend to often be the best, the most innovative, and it's our job in government to open the markets because that's good for american business, and it's good for people around the world to have access to american technology, and i think it's the job american businesses to see the opportunities and to recognize there's still a cashe to make things made in america. thanks. >> hello, so i want to talk about the other side of exportation that you mentioned, the idea of exporting ideas. >> yes. >> and my question is
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
into exile in palm beach, the south of france, hyannis port. >> did joe ever regret that he was wrong about the nazis and world war ii? >> no. on the contrary. there was this moment where he meets with churchill. churchill was defeated and the war is over and he's defeat and he comes to the united states for a vacation. they meet and winston churchill said to joe kennedy i am desperately sorry your son was killed in the war. joe jr. was killed in a bomber and crashed. joe kennedy looks at him and said what was it all for? all we got now is the soviets dominating europe instead of the germans. we fought a war for this? >> did joe's outspokenness against world war ii make kennedy more of a hawk and jfk ending up being more of a hawk in response to his father? >> that's a great question. i don't know. i think part of what jfk does is follows his father. his father was an isolationist, but he was also in favor of huge military budgets to build up missile systems and every conceivable type of defense. first against the germans so they could never invade the united states and against the soviets.
Dec 20, 2012 10:00am PST
the information that surrounded the special mission there, there was some 200 ports leading up to it that talked about this security situation deteriorating, and they knew it, and so the folks there at the special mission were asking for help and asking for higher security. we know that tripoli asked. the report said they didn't ask hard enough. it's really not their responsibility. so what happened was they had all this information, and they processed it through the state department, and that leadership just failed to note the security around that -- around the ambassador when he traveled to benghazi, and a security of the special mission. not that they had to have it as a standard mission security status because it was a temporary facility, but the physical security part of it was just so wrong to fit the security threat that it resulted in the death of four americans. >> should we stop relying on local militias? there's security cam video showing that the libyan militias got in their pickup truck and ran at the first shot that was fired. >> well, i argue whose ever decision it was to hire the
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
be devastating. >> most of the people around the world live in coastal areas. that's where ports are. and they are at sea level. even small changes in sea level rise can displace millions of people. >> reporter: a group that includes more than half of the u.s. population, which lives within 50 miles of the coast. jay gray, nbc news. >>> what do you think? >> for sure, the more we really need to talk about this as a global problem. but for sure, with any weather event we're in, it just does put an exclamation mark behind it. we need to do what we can do to get ahead of it. >> the pictures are certainly telling. >> right. very telling and it's only when we get those big storms, those superstorms, where i think folks really take note. not always when we see the ice melting in the arctic. >> we have a lot of coast lands. >> that is very true. >> and we had some unseasonably warm weather this week. >> that, we have. it's been wiped out. it certainly will be by later tonight by the cold front that came through this morning. the winds have been stirring up out of the northwest, those have b
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
with the federal government to replace the shuttle? and could you comment on where the commercial space ports of the future will be located? >> well, for its of oracle manned spaceflight, there is a plan -- suborbital based -- manned spaceflight, making use any airport with a 12,000 foot runway. branson is considering doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a , there is one planned -- for ace baseboard -- a space port, there is one plant in dubai. -- 1 planned in dubai. there is not one state or affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what day space port would look like. -- what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
. the first shot report we were saying 3:29 p.m. local time in port land. now they are saying the first call was at 3:20 p.m. that time of the afternoon, moms and kids at the santa store, the foot court full of people. christmas shopping going on intrps to macy's there. the food court and this camera shop and in come ins this man clad in camo mask on his face carrying this weapon and just begins shooting apparently in the early going at random. walked by a game shot and shot there according to their witnesses walked around by this macy's and shot there according to witnesses. all the while running and screaming. you heard reports from mall employees and mall managers saying that some stores were closing their gates. others didn't know what to do. jewelry store employees according to a report you heard somebody was going on. news conference now being reported widely. that the suspect has been neutralized the suspect may be dead and in fact he may be one of the two people dead inside that mall or confirmed dead. we have multiple reports now of shooting others trying to get out of this scene yo
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
holman. >> holman: the u.s. economy has dodged a potentially crippling strike at ports up and down the east coast and gulf coast at least, for now. the longshoremen's union agreed today to extend its existing contract by another month. that word came after the union and shipping lines worked out a deal on royalty payments for unloading containers. the contract extension gives the two sides time to resolve their remaining issues. wall street finished the week with its fifth straight losing session. stocks have been falling as concern mounts that washington will fail to get a budget deal. the dow jones industrial average lost 158 points today, to close at 12,938. the nasdaq fell 25 points to close at 2,960. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq fell 2%. sectarian tensions flared across iraq today as tens of thousands of sunnis staged mass protests against the shi-ite-led government. there were rallies in fallujah and ramadi, where protests already had erupted earlier this week. today, mosul, tikrit and samarra had demonstrations as well. protesters took to the streets waving fla
Dec 20, 2012 11:00am PST
. this is i-35 near port dodge, iowa. 30 vehicle, 10 to 12 inches of blowing snow and near zero visibility. say it again. think twice if you have to get out of this and drive. karen is standing by in the weather center, but i want to talk travel. ted, let me go to you. you have this part of the story at o'hare international airport. talk to me about flight cancellations. where are we on that? >> plenty of flight cancellations here, brooke. the main reason is the weather in other cities. you can see here it's still raping and expected to still keep raining for a couple of hours before it turns to snow. when it turns to snow, there is going to be major trouble here. at midway airport, southwest airlines has canceled all of their flights after 5:00 local time. in a few hours at midway, they have proactively canceled the flights. they will likely be okay getting oust o'hare and chicago because there is a window of a couple of hours. you see a bunch of sailors who finished up basic training and they are hoping to get home for the holidays. they have more stop and then they will be on leave. the
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
when they pull into port, but in a telephone interview, the bet's skipper said it weighed in at a record 459 pounds. wow. >>> well, we have much more ahead in the next hour of "cnn saturday morning", which starts right now. >>> it is saturday, december 8th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. anger and outrage are growing over the shocking death of a nurse. now london hospital where the woman worked is speaking out about the tragedy. many states have had their say, now the highest court in the land agrees to take up same-sex marriage. gay or straight, the ruling could have wide ranging implications on america. >>> the pentagon is make preparations in the event that it's ordered to strike syria. we'll explain what the u.s. military is doing and how quickly action could be taken if syria stages a chemical attack against its people. >>> first, to london, and new developments in the tragic suicide of a nurse who was caught up in a prank phone call. the nurse, jacintha saldanha, killed herself friday after she was fooled into giving confidential information about prince wil
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
and bridges and highways and ports and airports. that is essential to long-term economic growth. they are paid for and they are vital for that balance that we talked about all along. again, we have not seen from republicans, as we understand it, they don't agree with everything the president has put on the table, but we have not seen alternatives. they have spoken about the need for revenue, and that acknowledgment is well put. that's far from the republican leaders have been adamant that they do not believe rates are to go up on the top 2% wealthiest americans. the american people overwhelmingly disagree. what the president believes is that you cannot achieve the kind of revenue that are necessary for that balanced approach. through any other means. so rates have to rise. the best way to get from here to there. >> the rates need to rise, there is one scenario that the republicans face, they say they will extend middle-class tax rates that the president has been demanding. and that would suggest that the bush tax cuts for the rich would love to see said. and it suggests that they would leave t
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Dec 11, 2012 10:00am PST
in the immediate vicinity. could be because the ship is currently back in its home port doing a main propulsion repair. that is the immediate impact we're seeing right now, are the missed opportunities. >> reporter: of course there is very wide range on the coast guard's 11 missions supporting terror operations in the middle east to busting ice breakers in the north and the boat situation here in california. very wide situation here and doing the very best they can do with what they have got. alisyn: adam housley thanks so much. we'll be right back [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor,
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Dec 18, 2012 10:00am PST
like stealing, trace. >> reporter: nothing does. this port republic, new jersey, has a quaint little area with tennis courts and ice skating ring but it gets windy. they put up the pine trees to act as wind barrier. wouldn't you know, every christmas somebody comes buy to steal a few of christmas trees, the mayor, that man right there, went to his friends in the forest service to come up with a stinky repellant. they mixed two containers of deer repellant with moss bunker juice. listen. >> moss bunker juice they actually use in fertilizer. he said mix that with this thing. do it twice. put two coats on it. and when you get within five foot of that tree you're not going to want to take it into your living room. >> reporter: oh, no. what does it smell like? sulfur with a hint of rotten eggs, with another hint of rotten fish. since they sprayed the repellant all over the trees, not a single one, megyn has been stolen. not a single one. kind of bummed the mayor out. because he wanted to drive around neighborhoods to see if anybody tossed out the tree because it smelled so badly. once you
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council will send the issue back for review next year. >>> well, 'tis the season to give and the glide foundation and gap, inc., is doing that this morning. a massive grocery bag giveaway is under way in san francisco at glide memorial. about 5500 free bags full of food will be handed out and the giveaway is until noon. traffic and weather after a break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we're seeing delays along 101 as you work your way along the peninsula and connect to the san mateo bridge so give yourself some extra time is there. no accidents but extra busy. san mateo bridge itself looking like you can see just extra volume on the westbound side toward foster city. elsewhere, along the freeways, the south 101 at lucas valley in marin county accident blocking lanes slow there. north 880 at davis a wreck also blocking lanes, slow-and- go. and 880 northbound stacked up through oakland. elizabeth? >> thanks, gianna. lots of clear blue skies outside right now and deep blues on our w
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
is the cost to the american people and to the united states of this steadfast port to israel. amazingly you have david petraeus head of the central command in 2010 testify before the armed services whee who said our linkage to israel is a major cause in it makes large parts of people in the middle east hate the united states and then backtrack because of how controversial it is. this is about the depressing debate we aught to be having over what cost there is to the american public and to the united states as a government to having this constant blind loyalty to this foreign nation even when it damages u.s. interest. hagel is one of the military people who raised this issue and that's the reason there's a vicious attack against him. >> do you not think that's true? >> i'm not going to address those issues specifically, but from a civil liberties perspective i think one of the main things to focus on from looking at the obama national security team in the second administration is how will they help shape the obama administration's legacy? any president in the second administration is going t
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
or are in the process of being fulfilled. onity has given some hotels a free plastic cap to cover the port. the industry says they work, but not our expert. >> they're silly. they're basically a temporary fix at best. >> can a criminal still get through that? >> absolutely. takes a screwdriver and a minute. >> onity is also offering to upgrade the locks for a price. but many hotels haven't done it yet. >> we're working on a solution to it. >> reporter: joe is president of the industry group representing hotels. >> bottom line, the hotel industry has known about this problem for five months and while you and onity works out who's going to pay for what, doesn't that leave hotel guests vulnerable? >> not really. because we have extra security in a lot of the hotels. we're really looking at this as a number one priority -- >> what about the hotels we visited? we were able to get in, why can't a criminal? >> a criminal might be able to get in and -- but, you know, we really believe it's important for people to realize that they are secure in a hotel. >> reporter: but are they? he says they've hired an indepe
Dec 15, 2012 2:00pm EST
ports around this country as well as carriers. it is going to take funding. i would note in the middle class job creation at there is up to $150 million in grant funds available for next generation 911. that is a terrific resource. it is my hope that they will benefit from that. >> you have been an advocate for wireless consumers as they rely exclusively on wireless service. he believes consumers will benefit if the sec exercises authority to promote wireless competition? >> absolutely. competition, there are more opportunities. that is good, especially for lower incomes. i do not take a one size fits all. i believe i should help promote that and to the competitive market standing. >> thank you. >> welcome to the commissioners. let me mention how pleased i am that we are working cooperatively with the industry on the 911 issue. that is what kids use today. they move quicker than we do. the reports that i'm reading, then i like what is going on. we hope we would be working with regulators and the industry to identify it. kudos. i would say keep it up. the goal of this was to do two thin
Nov 30, 2012 10:30pm EST
as the interest of key countries like you just mentioned, russia, the only port they have outside of russian territory in syria. or after the sanctions on iran, syria became the major importer for weapons from russia. veryimportant issue for russia, as well as iran sending fighters to fight along the lines of the regime. as well as china with the issue of human rights. as long as the international community does not address the interests of the importance stakeholders, that is not really going to help. what is your take on that? >> i think they have very short form policy. i have been in moscow and we met with the russian minister of foreign affairs. syria and russia have a relationship. we need to keep such a relationship, but with such short policies by defending the assad regime, you of making such a relationship very difficult. i think the syrians see russia the same as they see the assad regime. when you see your brother and sister being killed every day -- i have been in syria and i have lots of examples. when the syrian people solve all of this happen for them, of course, they will ch
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Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
workers at 15 major u.s. ports and port owners agreeing to extend an expired contract for 30 days. the main issue is container royalties. the heavier the container the more dock workers get paid. owners want to cap payments. a strike would have meant higher prices on many goods like clothing, auto goods and electronic products because they would have been in short supply. emma lou harris could be in trouble with the law. tmz reports that harris is accused of hitting another car on a highway then driving off. the l.a. county d.a. is deciding whether harris will face any charges. in one was hurt. a rep for the singer says it was so minor harris didn't even know she hit the other car. and those are your headlines. >> thank you, juliet. let's talk about this story because this is outrageous. >> dave: unbelievable. >> juliet: sick. >> clayton: here is what vladimir putin did in response to the united states trying to put pressure on russia for human rights violations. vladimir putin the president decides we are going to fire back a strike to the united states because so many russian ki
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
'll be the first to know. >>> no strike for at least a month for workers at ports on the east and gulf coasts. it would be a big deal for the nation's economy if the international longshoreman's association does strike. the contract was due to expire a minute after midnight sunday, but good news, good news today as both parties agree to a partial deal to keep talking. they were able to work out a major sticking point that extends the contract for a month. so stay tuned. >>> more water is drastically needed in the mississippi river. the need is so dire, barge traffic may shut down as early as next week. that means thousands of shippers may lose their jobs. water levels and ice forming in the river right now makes it difficult for the ships to pass through. ships carry about $7 billion in goods on the river in december and in january. that's according to bloomberg report. i want to bring in chad myers now. how will the current weather situation play into this? will the river get the help it needs? >> no. not in the places that need it. remember we talked about the rain, all this snow that is go
Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
past the hour. after eight days on strike workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach are getting off the picket lines and heading to the docks this morning. los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa made the announcement late last night. the tentative agreement between shipping companies and the union that represents 800 clerical workers came hours after federal mediators from washington joined the negotiations. the clerical workers went out on strike last week and dock workers refused to cross their picket lines. the strike cost the u.s. an estimated $1 billion a day. >>> the philippines reeling this morning from typhoon bopha. the deadly storm packing 110 miles an hour winds, triggering deadly floods and landslides in the southern part of the country. dozens of buildings have been destroyed. at least 133 people have been killed. that number is expected to rise. the storm is now moving toward the beach resorts in the northern part of the philippines. >>> here in the united states, we're getting our own taste of bad weather. meteorologist karen maginnis joins us live fro
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
to ship -- we have to ship -- ships from other ports to go to the mediterranean to solve the problem. libya, tunisia, egypt, israel, syria, mediterranean problems that belong to the mediterranean . if we enforce our treaties with our allies we could cut our costs substantially, and this goes through all the other lines is that we have. thank you. >> the problem is that nato is an alliance that is only committed to the defense of its members. what happened in the libyan campaign was it was a coalition of the will. major nato players such as germany did not play. what really turned out to be the case is absent the united states were anything but a very small, almost counterinsurgency operations in places like sierra leone ore and liberia, nato cannot really deploy and operate. it does not have the capabilities. it does not have the specialized systems like air refueling tankers and all that. the u.s. at to provide most of the curls -- cruise missiles and after a few is most of the air to ground bonds. and so even if you were to say that we're going to renegotiate the treaty to it's goi
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
. caller: we had a certain amount of money we had to spend on repair ports every quarter. we were told if you do not spend it, you lose that money for the following quarter. we bought all kinds of things we did not need. you get a part that breaks, you cannot afford to replace it. certain items, you cannot have a spare. if you say i have $5,000 this quarter to buy parts and i only spent $2,000, i should lose that money for the following quarter. that should be held passed the deadline of spending the money to buy the real part that breaks that i need. host: whether any other consequences to not spending what you were supposed to spend? caller: i had to spend that money that i was told i had to spend or i could not use it any other time. i have a part that breaks later on. i do not have the money to buy the part. host: we understand that. any consequences for you personally when they do not spend the money they are supposed to spend? caller: not for us personally but for the squadron of the ship. guest: i was in the military for 20 years. at the end of the fiscal year, there was often t
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
at the end of the year with a higher tax. host: next up is mickey in kings port, tennessee, on our line for independents. go ahead, mickey. caller: good morning. first of all, let me say that i am definitely not in the rich class. i'm closer to the bottom as the top. but my question being fair, what's wrong with having a fair tax or an equal tax where no matter what income level you have if you make $10,000 a year or $10 million a year, that you pay the same percentage on your gross income or we tax everything that's sold. that way, there's no way of getting around the deductive from the incomes? -- income tax? it doesn't make sense to me the way the program is set up. thank you. 12k50 host: guest: we're transitioning the media issue of our current income tax to whether we should fundamentally rethink our tax system. the idea of sort of flat taxes or national retail sales tax, taxes have long been proposed and talked about. i mean, i think fundamentally, it sounds appealing, but, you know, what you're really talking about is relative to what we do now. you're talking about a much differ
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
the nation's busiest cargo complex at the ports. they've been offered a salary boost to 195,000 with 11 weeks paid vacation. a ten-day walkout in 200002 caused $15 billion in losses. >>> the "lewiston tribune "in idaho, wanted experienced pot farmer. a washington state man seeking experts to develop a marijuana industry. possession of the drug will be legal in the state thursday. >>> now to the mystery surrounding the second winner of that massive powerball jackpot. one couple has come forward with their golden ticket. the other winner still unknown. there is, however, surveillance video showing a man who appears to be celebrating after checking the numbers on his ticket but he hasn't come forward yet. nbc's tom costello is in maryland with his story. >> alex, good day to you. everybody in this gas station here in upper marlboro, maryland says they really believe that this guy wasn't putting on an act who showed up here on thursday. that it looked like the ticket that he came forward with was legit. meanwhile, the arizona lottery officials say that nobody has yet come forward to claim the jac
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
in participating with us here today. i was pleased to hear jury testimony matches the port of her pending legislation the senate and how you use some of that as a template for trying to take action and initiatives, but you do need to lie. one thing, i know omb -- i don't think they've given you a signoff on providing us with the specifics, but any technical assistance you can provide to the committee so we can improve the public assistance reforms in our bill, we would welcome that. the bill, 2903 over in the senate. we are welcomed to improving that. i heard a couple suggestions here today that we might consider in reform of our reform bill or additions to our reform bill. but we believe that he can hear in the testimony of folks that have experienced problem and a lot of the bill came from members who had experienced problems in their own districts or states, dealing with past storms have the tools that will help you. is that except to vote? can you agree to participate? >> yes, sir, mr. chairman. >> let me jump now to a couple of major questions. one, you indicated we have about $4.8 b
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
to a "squawk" icon for insight into the market's reaction. joining us from new port beach is mohamed el-erian, ceo and co-cio at pimco. this is the first time that we've spoken to mohamed since president obama picked him to head the u.s. global development council. so mohamed, congratulations on that, first up. >> thank you, becky. happy new year. >> happy new we're to you, too. we are right about to go over the fiscal cliff. is this the end of the world or not, mohammed? >> it's not the end of the world. but it's not a good thing. what are the two things that anybody watching your show comes away with? dysfunction and polarization. the dysfunction in the sense that our congress can't get together to do the basic thing. and polarization in the sense that no indication that it will get better. so think of this very simply. if you are an investor, if you're running a business and you have to make decisions over a number of years, the uncertainty premium goes up. which means you price out certain investments in plants, in equipment, hiring, which is not good for the economy, not good for c
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Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
down towards dc and down across parts of the central gulf areas from i 10 up towards gulf port experiencing fog through out the morning. be careful along i 10. head into the northern plains we are also dealing with it. a lot of places as you are out there on the roads you need to be taking it very, very slow. across the northeast temperatures really climbing. we have rain and scattered showers and clouds but the temperatures feeling more comfortable but not really any wind issues or anything. down to the south it's all sunshine and warmth. temperatures around 20 degrees above your average. we need rain and we are not getting any of the rain unfortunately just yet here. into the northern plains we have sub shine and mild temperatures continuing. mild temperatures for the next 4-5 days continuing here. enjoy that. out across the west that's where all of the big activity has been. today more rain and mountain snow and windy withins. very windy toward the northern rockies. >> dave, send it over to you. >> you can save the u.s. marine corps merry mission to collect and distribute ma
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